At some point in almost everyone's life, they're going to find themselves in a situation where they need a personal injury lawyer. Whether they've been in a car accident, tripped and fell at work, or been bitten by a dog, it is very common to be hurt as a result of someone else's actions at some point.
Given how common these accidents are, personal injury lawyers are in high demand, and as such, there is no shortage of them on the market. This means that finding one isn't too hard, but finding the right one for you might be a bit of a challenge.
Here at The Brown Firm, we are committed to giving the people of Atlanta the best lawyers dedicated to personal injury law. Our expert attorneys are veterans at what they do, and our managing attorney doubles as a doctor, meaning we can work smoothly with healthcare professionals and insurance companies.
In this blog, you will learn the ways to find the best personal injury attorney.
Table of Contents:
- Google is your Friend
- Think About Distance
- You Can't Forget about Price
- Common FAQ's
We offer all the people of Atlanta a free consultation, so if you have any questions, hop on over to our website and shoot us an email or give us a call to chat with one of our expert personal injury lawyers.
Google is Your Friend
Whenever you need to find anything in this day and age, Google is your best friend. Just type in "personal injury lawyer Atlanta," and have a look at the results that come up. You should see a number of different lawyers in the business listing part of the results page, as well as where their offices are located. You can also look at the reviews on google. Research your attorney, make sure that they have clients satisfied with their business. An experienced personal injury lawyer should have reviews connecting to their law firm.
Think About Distance
While most of your back and forth with an attorney can be done from a distance, at some point, you may want to have an appointment at the law firm to meet face to face.
For this reason, you're going to want to make sure that your lawyer isn't a two-hour drive away. While you can be a little more lenient with this because of the fact that there is going to be lots of online communication, you still don't want to put yourself out with a long drive.
The Brown Firm offices are located along Piedmont Road, allowing us to provide quality personal injury advice and representation to the people of Atlanta at a location that is quick and easy to reach.
You Can’t Forget About Price
Whether you like it or not, the months after a personal injury accident are going to be financially stressful.
You have to deal with the physical ramifications of being injured, meaning you may not be able to work. Then, the mental effect it can have on you needs to be considered as well. If you've been in a car accident, for example, you may not be able to get behind the wheel right away for physical and/or mental reasons.
After that, you have repair bills, medical bills, and everything in between to drain away at your bank account. While your insurance is going to be able to cover most of the costs, you may find other things you must pay for out of pocket.
Personal injury cases can take between six months to a year on average to settle, meaning that's how long it's going to take before you can recoup any of the losses you've incurred.
This is why it is good that personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no upfront costs. Once your personal injury claim is settled, the lawyer will take a percentage out of the settlement for their legal fees. You should always ask an attorney how much they charge, as the percentage they take is not a set amount, and may vary law firm to law firm. Another good thing about knowing that this is how personal injury attorneys work is that because they work for a percentage of the settlement, you are able to know that they will always fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.
If you have any inquiries about how much we charge, you can contact The Brown Firm via email or phone call for a free consultation, and we can answer any of the queries that you might have.
Over the years of offering free consultations, we've seen countless questions. A lot of the questions that people ask are the same, though, so we've taken the liberty of listing a few of them down below for you to have a look at.
Do I Need to Collect Evidence?
You absolutely do. You aren't going to get anything solved in a courtroom without some evidence.
At the bare minimum, you need a copy of the police report and any tickets that were issued at the accident. A record of all your medical and repair bills, photos of the injuries, and any other damages that the accident incurred would also be very helpful.
What if the Accident was Both Our Faults?
In the event that an accident was your fault, and a third party's fault, then it becomes contributory negligence. In this case, both of you are going to have to pay out to the other with an amount proportional to the blame that each of you holds for the accident.
How much is my personal injury claim worth?
There is no set amount that personal injury claims are worth, as they vary from case to case. Some of the things that help determine the amount your claim is worth are
- Type of Accident
- Amount of Damage
- Extent of Injuries
- Amount of Insurance Coverage Available
These things can help determine your claim, but if you are wondering how we come up with those, its based on the things that you are actually able to be compensated for after a personal injury accident. The types of things that you can be compensated for in a personal injury claim are:
- Property Damage
- Lost Wages
- Medical Expenses
- Pain and Suffering
The Wrap Up
Hopefully, this has given you a better idea of how to find a personal injury lawyer in Atlanta.
It can be a stressful and difficult time for you, and here at The Brown Firm, we understand that. We take pride in our customer service and always want our clients to fee comfortable and know that they chose the best personal injury lawyer in Atlanta. That's why we offer all the people of Atlanta free consultations. For the best Personal Injury Lawyer in Atlanta call us at (404) 522-8480 or click the link below.